1sts wobble as 2nds & 3rds march on

Match reports for Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July, 2016

Preston 1st XI v Old Owens, SHCL Div 2A

Preston travelled to Old Owens for a top of the table clash and were asked to bowl first on losing the toss. New ball bowlers Casey Hughes and Seb Walton Adams bowled with aggression and skill beating the edge with frequency and seeing two go down early on. Walton Adams struck …

Bath Tour Report 3: Squirrels at Box

Liam Kenna fans (i.e. Gambo and Dave Hill) can relax – the latest match report from our arch-correspondent is here:

Preston finished up their tour with a trip to Box CC against Squirrels CC, a fellow touring side from Colwyn Bay.

Squirrels. In a box.

After meeting the opposition in a local bar around midnight, Liam Kenna decided …

Bath tour report 2: Hinton Charterhouse

Published author Liam Kenna – possibly the most qualified of all of us to actually do this job – reports from the home club of the Sunday Telegraph’s cricket correspondent Scyld Berry :

The Preston tourists headed to Hinton Charterhouse for their second game, this time under the captaincy of Smudger. Smudge negotiated the toss, politely telling our opposition that they would be fielding.

Justin Powick (17) and Liam Kenna (26) headed …

Bath Tour 2016 reports

Preston v Winsley, Bath Tour

Preston’s first fixture of the 2016 Tour to Bath was at old friends Winsley. Once again a magnificent lunch was enjoyed at the Seven Stars, before we wandered over to our hosts glorious ground with its wonderful views across the valley to Salisbury Plain.

Birthday Boy (18th) George Constantinidi was appointed captain for the day, and with a full understanding of tour etiquette he had …

Powick Power Squared!

Match reports for 23rd/24th July 2016:

Justin Powick and his father Adam set a new record batting partnership of 307 for Preston on Sunday in the Beds league against Ickwell. Justin’s 196 was also the second highest score ever for Preston. Details and photos below, but first reports from the Herts league as all our XIs continue to progress up their respective tables.

Preston v Watford Town, SHCL Div 2A

Preston …

Wins for 1sts, 2nds & 3rds as Preston’s XIs climb the tables

Match reports for 16th and 17th July 2016.

Preston 1st XI v Old Finchleians 1st XI, SHCL Div 2A

A solid team performance secured 30 points and a home win for Preston. On winning the toss, skipper David Fleckney elected to have a bowl on a good wicket in fine batting conditions where 200 looked a par score.

Finchleians made a steady start before veteran Mark Waters trapped their captain Rachit Thakkar in …

3rds close gap on leaders as 1sts and 2nds get better of draws

Match reports for Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Preston v Harpendon 2nds, SHCL Div 2A

Top of the league Harpenden 2nds won the toss and gave Preston the first opportunity on a good wicket at Harpenden. Openers Juston Powick and James Stevens got off to a solid start, putting on 40 before Powick (26) picked out mid wicket. Twin brother Jack joined James at the crease for a …

Catlin’s Juniors Report – a damp week!

What was supposed to be a full week of fixtures turned into just 3 games, of which 2 were played in pouring rain Рwhere is the summer?  We only have a week and a half left of the main season  and we have not had a sunny evening!

Preston under 9 vrs WGC

First up this week saw the under 9s take on WGC at home, bowling first we put up …

  • Posted: 20th Jun 2016
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Powick powers to 147 & super 2nds beat league leaders

Match reports for 18/19 June 2016:

Preston 1sts v Abbots Langley 1sts SHCL Div 2A

Preston were asked to bat first on a wicket that had seen plenty of rain overnight, although it still looked good. Australian Justin Powick and Warren Hearne played well to see off the new ball and accumulate a partnership of 68 before Hearne fell shortly after the introduction of spin. Anthony Ender and Paul Barker …

  • Posted: 14th Jun 2016
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Catlin’s Juniors cricket round-up

After half term the second half of the season started:
Preston under 13 vrs Knebworth
On a glorious evening at Knebworth the ten players of Preston took on KPCC. Due to a school game we were a bit depleted and decided to field. Knebworth played positively and aided by some rather poor Preston fielding started to rack up the runs. Four batsman retired as Preston found the going tough as KPCC finished …